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Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace – Conundrums Workshop

The goal is safe and sustainable return to work or stay at work for individuals who have experienced mental illness. In this second level three hour workshop participants will learn how to engage all the stakeholders in the return to work process, how to move from subjective to objective findings, why whole person approach and focus on function/work ability. Participants will learn how to recognize signs of mental health distress, how to talk to someone with mental health distress, how to access support and practical strategies for management.


  • Insurance Case Managers and Human Resource Professionals are responsible for returning employees and maintaining employees at work following mental illness (e.g. depression, anxiety)
  • In any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will not go to work due to mental illness
  • More than 30% of disability claims and 70% of disability costs are attributed to mental illness
  • 30-50% of all new disability claims are attributed to mental health issues
  • Depressive symptoms have been shown to be associated with occupational disability with individuals with chronic physical conditions
  • Mental illness is often hidden and misunderstood

Case Management Issues

  • Medical information states that the individual can return to work however the individual states they can't
  • The medial restrictions are vague and difficult to accommodate, e.g. "take breaks as needed"
  • The individual reports high levels of mental distress not only at work but at home and in the community

Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace – Conundrums Workshop

Currently, there are no Psychosocial Factors and Return to Work Presentations scheduled – however, check back often


Have questions? Contact us at 204.453.8705 or lorraine@maxot.ca

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Mental Health Strategies in the Workplace – Conundrums Workshop presented by Lorraine Mischuk O.T. Reg. (MB) C.W.C.E.
CEO / Managing Clinician, Maximize Human Capabilities – MHC Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy
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